Rolled veal

Ask your butcher to trim the veal for you.

  • Cook Time: 140 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Persons


1,8 – 2 kg boneless belly of veal
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp fennel
Pinch of ground black pepper
1 tbsp Vegeta
120 g pancetta, thinly sliced
150 g spinach leaves
4 tbsp cooking oil
100 ml dry white wine
800 g potatoes
400 g celeriac
Pinch of ground nutmeg
50 g onion
60 g butterGRAVY:
2 tsp corn starch
50 ml brandy
1 tbsp aronia berry jam


1. Cover a nice large piece of deboned and trimmed belly of veal with a large sheet of cling film and pound with a mallet to slightly flatten.
2. Crush fennel, pepper and dry thyme in a mortar, add a pinch of smoked paprika and Vegeta spice and mix well with the pestle. Sprinkle on trimmed veal and rub the mixed spices into the meat. Arrange sliced pancetta and briefly cooked spinach leaves on top. Roll up the veal and tie with a piece of butcher’s string.
3. Heat the oil in a large skillet, and brown the rolled-up veal on all sides. Transfer to an oven-proof or casserole dish, pour the oil and juices formed in the bottom of the skillet over the veal, and add a pinch of salt and 100 ml of dry white wine. Cover and bake in a moderate oven at 180 °C for about 1 hour.
4. Remove the veal from the oven and allow to rest. While the meat stands, strain the roasting juices into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat. Combine 2 teaspoons of Gussnel with a little water and add to the saucepan to thicken the sauce. When the sauce boils, remove from heat, and add the brandy and a teaspoon of aronia berry jam.
5. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes, celeriac and onions in a pot. Drain well in a colander; add butter, nutmeg and a pinch of salt, and mash.
6. Carefully slice the rested veal roll, arrange slices on a serving platter, and serve with mashed vegetables and gravy.